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                                                            Center news                                   APRIL 2010




Thank you, Pasadena Literary Festival of Women Authors!
    Your efforts raised $23,000 for the Pasadena Senior Center and the seniors of
the San Gabriel Valley. The proceeds will be used to purchase new computers for the
Library and Computer Lab and all will benefit from your generosity and support.




                                                                                      Scott Pavilion Rental
                                                                                      Whether you are looking for a
                                                                                      perfect location to hold a wedding
                                                                                      reception, Quinceañera, meeting
                                                                                      or other event, our facilities are
                                                                                      available and affordable for every
                                                                                      occasion.

                                                                                      •	We are conveniently located
                                                                                        in Old Pasadena.
                                                                                      •	The Pavilion accommodates
                                                                                        groups of 50-250 with a stage,
                                                                                        dining and dancing areas.
                                                                                      •	Our lobby features a reception
                                                                                        area with built-in coffee or wine
                                                                                        service.
                                                                                      •	Our patio is ideal for private
                                                                                        garden parties or wedding
                                                                                        ceremonies.
                                                                                      •	Members of the Pasadena Senior
                                                                                        Center will be given 30% off any
                                                                                        rental (certain restrictions apply).

                                                                                      If interested in renting the Scott
         Inside      Easter Brunch
                     & Dance
                                           2010
                                           Conference
                                                                Spotlight on
                                                                Classes
                                                                                      Pavilion or our meeting rooms,
                                                                                      please contact raul martinez
                     page 3                on Aging             page 7                at (626) 685-6706; raulm@
                                           page 5                                     pasadenaseniorcenter.org
                     Last Call to                               Class Tasting
                     Get Tax Help                               page 12
                     page 3



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    PASADEnA
    SEnior CEnTEr
    Board of directors
                                                       From the Executive Director
    President                                               Remember January 1, the day                        Fellow backsliders, there is still
    Carel Otte                                         when we were all so full of hope and                time to resurrect those abandoned
    Vice President
    Angie Mont O’Brien                                 resolve to lose weight, eat better, exer-           resolutions and realize your potential.
    treasurer                                          cise more, make a budget and stick to               In this issue of our newsletter, we are
    Chuck Waterman
    secretary                                          it, learn French, Spanish or Hebrew                 unveiling our 2010 Spring Schedule
    Ernestine Moore                                    and get rid of stress in our lives?                 of Classes. Our staff has worked hard
                                                           A few days ago, as I set my clock               to develop something for almost
    Board Members                 Akila Gibbs,         ahead an hour for Daylight Savings                  everyone–from computer classes to
    Roger Adams                Executive Director                                                          table tennis instruction.
    Dr. John Benton                                    Time, I realized that more than three
    Rica Duff                                          months had flown by and I was no                        Whether you dream of becom-
    Eva Goetz
    Dorothy Graff                                      thinner, healthier, financially secure,             ing a ballroom dancer, Tai Chi master,
    Sandra Greenstein                                  bilingual or relaxed.                               or a late-blooming Ansel Adams, we
    Dr. Stephen Hasper
    Sharon Hawkins                                         As I tiptoe past Leslie Lollar’s                have a class for you. If your inter-
    Jon Heimstra
                                                       Tuesdays and Thursdays strength train-              ests lie in physical fitness, the perfect
    Candace Kromer
    Roberta Martinez                                   ing class each week, I am riddled with              Body Mass Index is just a few hun-
    Diane Mgrublian
                                                       guilt and remorse. I started it with                dred asnas, Tai Chi sequences or spine
    Abel Ramirez
    Adriane Rothstein                                  great enthusiasm. Then, sidetracked                 alignments away.
    Sam Thomas
    Calvin Wells
                                                       by knee surgery and rehab, I never                      My March resolution is to stop
                                                       went back–another missed oppor-                     tiptoeing past Leslie’s class and walk
    advisory Board                                     tunity to become the new me. Every                  in and take up where I left off. How
    Becky Thyne, Chair
    Alex Aghajanian                                    year, many of us travel this road and               about you? ¿Habla español?
    Victoria W. Bell                                   give up. This year, let’s not let inertia
    Gene A. Buchanan
    Elizabeth Brown                                    keep us from moving forward.
        Calleton
    Fredrick Caple
    Margie Gregg
        Grossman
    Noel R. Hanson
    Joseph Henry
    Richard J. Hirrel
    Angela Ng Holberton
    Felix Loya
    Dr. Laura Mosqueda
    Al Otis                  Thank you to our Donors and Business Sponsors
    Dr. Robert Palmer
    Verna Steinmetz                For close to 50 years, the Pasadena Senior center has    brochures available at the center. To discuss the Business
    Manuel Valencia          served the community as an independent non-profit center       Sponsor program, please contact our Director of Events,
                             supported through membership fees, private and business        cynthia rosedale, at (626) 685-6724 or cynthiar@pasade-
    Honorary Board           support and public sector funding for its outreach pro-        naseniorcenter.org. To discuss your own personal giving
    Mayor William            grams. Through the generosity of our donors we continue        opportunities, please contact our Director of Development,
        Bogaard              to serve, offering a wide and diverse range of services,       Elaine Fleming at (626) 685-6730 or ElaineF@pasadenase-
    Barbara Billingsley      benefits and opportunities to our members and the pub-         niorcenter.org.
    Msgr. Tobias English     lic in general. To help you link to our Business Sponsors,         The Pasadena Senior Center does not offer any assur-
    Dr. Alice S. Huang       we provide direct links to their online presence from our      ance, whether expressed or implied, for any services ren-
    John K. Van de Kamp
                             website (http://www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org) and have         dered by these companies:
    Elizabeth Evans Wright
    Marjorie Wyatt
                             (626) 577-0215    Chancellor Place of Pasadena    (818) 240-7088   Senior Living Magazine
                             (626) 799-9906    Fair Oaks by Regency Park       (626) 798-6753   Terraces at Park Marino
                             (626) 852-8697    Generation Mortgage             (818) 790-0651   The Not Born Yesterday Citizen
                             (626) 578-1161    Great Western Tours             (626) 356-2600   The Oaks of Pasadena
                             (626) 229-9971    Law Offices of Geoffrey Chin    (818) 952-2213   Verdugo Hills Hospital
                             (626) 796-5325    Pasadena Eye Medical Group      (626) 796-8162   Villa Gardens
                             (626) 791-1981    Pasadena Highlands              (818) 549-1400   Visiting Angels Living Assist.Serv.
                             (626) 282-2764    San Gabriel Cemetery            (626) 289-8889   Vista Cove at San Gabriel
                             (626) 576-1032    Scripps Kensington              (800) 938-4827   VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
                             (626) 446-8000    Senior Helpers

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       LECTuRES & EvEnTS
     Events noted in this center News are held at the Pasadena            If making a reservation by mail, include the name of the
Senior center, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to          event and your contact information, and address your envelope to
change. For information you may call the center at (626) 795-4331,    Events/Pasadena Senior center, 85 East holly Street, Pasadena,
or check our website for up-to-date information. most events run      ca 91103. Fees are an additional $2 for non-members. Food, set-
between 2 and 3 hours. reservations, if required, must be made        up and supplies are ordered based on advance reservations.
by the Wednesday before the event either at the Welcome Desk,
by phone, or by mail. No refunds will be made after that time.

Estate Planning Part I                          tant for brain function and the loss of      help you get treatment sooner, before
Thursday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.                 dopamine can cause the following four        the symptoms become severe.
Presented by the Law Offices of Geoffrey Chin   symptoms in Parkinson’s disease:
     Find out the difference between                •	 Tremor/Shaking
trusts and wills. Get the facts about pro-          •	 Slowness of Movement
                                                                                             April Billiards Tournament
                                                                                             Saturday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.
bate and ways to avoid probate court                •	 Rigidity (stiffness)
administration regarding your assets
                                                                                             March winners:
                                                    •	 Difficulty with Balance
                                                                                             1st Victor Sison
and your property. Protect yourself and
                                                   Coordinated by Dr. Jerome P. Lisk,        2nd Hugo Calderon
your loved ones and give yourself peace
                                                M.D., Board Certified Neurologist. For       3rd George Wat
of mind.                                        more information, call (626) 792-                 Sign up for this month’s 8-Ball
                                                MOVE (6683)                                  tournament by e-mailing George
                                                                                             Heussenstamm gandmheuss@earthlink.
                                                                                             net or calling (818) 248-0537.
                                                Diabetes Support Group
                                                A Disease You Can Manage
                                                Wednesday, April 7 at 11 a.m.                Breast Cancer Prevention
                                                     Diabetes is a serious disease. People   Thursday, April 8 at noon
                                                get diabetes when their blood glucose        Presented by CHAPS
                                                level, sometimes called blood sugar, is           The majority of breast cancers are
                                                too high. Diabetes can lead to danger-       hormone receptor-positive. These can-
                                                ous health problems, such as having a        cers are stimulated to grow by the circu-
                                                heart attack or stoke. The good news is      lating female hormones estrogen and/
Hip Hop with the Easter Bunny!                  that there are things you can do to take     or progesterone. A box lunch will be
Easter Brunch and Dance                         control of diabetes and prevent its prob-    served to the first 50 individuals with
Sunday, April 4 - 1:00 – 3:00 pm                lems. And, if you are worried about get-     confirmed reservations. Make your res-
$8 for members; $10 for non-members             ting diabetes, there are things you can      ervation by calling (626) 795-4331.
     Don your Easter bonnet and spend a         do to lower your risk, such as:
festive afternoon with the Easter Bunny,
                                                    •	 Tracking your glucose levels
the Great American Swing Band and
                                                    •	 Making healthy food choices           Last Call to Get Tax Help!
Center friends. Chef Jerry has planned                                                       Wednesday, April 14
                                                    •	 Getting exercise                      9 a.m. to noon
a traditional brunch of eggs, blintzes,
                                                    •	 Check your cholesterol at least
carved turkey and ham, muffins and fruit.                                                         AARP Tax-Aide program will assist
                                                       once a year
Mimosas will put everyone in the mood                                                        individuals 50 years and older with low
                                                    •	 Take time to check your feet
to take to the dance floor. Prepaid res-               – if you have sores, blisters,        to moderate-income prepare and file
ervations must be made by Wednesday,                   infections or build-up of             their income tax returns with the IRS,
March 31 at the Welcome Desk.                          calluses, see your doctor             free of charge. The income tax prepa-
                                                                                             ration will be held at the Center by
                                                                                             appointment only. For an appointment,
nEW Parkinson’s Support Group                   Memory Loss Workshops
                                                Wednesday, April 14 & 28 at 10:30            call (626) 795-4331
Tuesday, April 6 at 1 p.m.
    Parkinson’s disease is a brain dis-             Alzheimer’s does not affect each
order that occurs when brain cells              person the same way. Sometimes early
that produce dopamine begin to die.             stage symptoms are mistaken for nor-
Dopamine is a vital chemical impor-             mal aging. Knowing the difference can
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                                                                                            Pancake Breakfast
                                                                                            Friday, April 16th from 8:30 – 9:30am
                                                                                                The Westridge School for Girls
                                                                                            is hosting a Pancake Breakfast at the
                                                                                            Pasadena Senior Center. All members
                                                                                            are welcome. Please come for music,
                                                                                            fun, socializing, delicious food, and of
                                                                                            course, pancakes! Get to know the girls
                                                                                            from Westridge who volunteered to
                                                                                            plan this exciting event. Also, all who
                                                                                            attend will be part of the Pasadena
                                                                                            Senior Center’s new Facebook page. The
                                                                                            pancake breakfast will be on April 16th
                                                                                            from 8:30 to 9:30am. This event is lim-
                                                                                            ited to the first 40 people who register
                                                                                            at the Front Desk. For more informa-
                                                                                            tion contact Raul at (626) 685-6706 or
                                                                                            raulm@pasadenaseniorcenter.org


                                                                                            Pasadena Travelers Club
                                                                                            Wednesday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                Come and see what the Senior Center
                                                                                            and Great Western Tours have specially
                                                                                            prepared for you. This is a great oppor-
                                                                                            tunity to meet new friends and travel
                                                                                            partners. The Pasadena Travelers Club
                                                                                            meets the 4th Wednesday of each month
                                                                                            at 10:30 am at the Center. Refreshments
                                                                                            will be available, as well as a chance to
                                                                                            win a variety of door prizes.

Estate Planning Part II                         Free Hearing and
Thursday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m.                Hearing-Aid Screenings                      Housing-Connecting to
Presented by the Law Offices of Geoffrey Chin   Friday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m.               Aging Resources
     Trusts are legal mechanisms that let            The HEAR Center is offering free       Retirement Options and
you put conditions on how and when              hearing and hearing-aid screenings.         Your Connection to Aging Resources
your assets will be distributed upon                                                        Thursday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m.
                                                They also offer high quality digitally
your death. They also allow you to                                                          Presented by Southern California
                                                sound-processed hearing aids at low
                                                                                            Presbyterian Homes
reduce your estate and gift taxes and to        cost to seniors. The hearing aids are
                                                                                                 What are your retirement options,
distribute assets to your heirs without         available in all models, from tiny in the
                                                                                            what should you consider when choos-
the cost, delay and publicity of probate        ear to the new sleek slim tube behind
                                                                                            ing a retirement community, is it the
court, which administers wills. Some            the ear styles. The HEAR Center is at
                                                                                            right one for you and can you afford it?
also offer greater protection of your           the Pasadena Senior Center on the third
assets from creditors and lawsuits.             Friday of each month at 9 a.m. For an
                                                appointment, call (626) 685-6755.
Gourmet Dining Club
    This club is not meeting this month
and will resume in May.

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       LECTuRES & EvEnTS


Book Club at the Center                                       2010 Conference on Aging                          2010 Conference on Aging Presenting Sponsor:
Friday, April 23 at 1pm                                       Successful Aging - Your Health,
     The Senior Book Club invites you                         Your Finances, Your Life
to read the monthly book and then join                        Sponsored by the City of Pasadena, the Pasadena   Sponsors:
them for discussion. This club meets the                      Senior Center, Kaiser Permanente and AARP
4th Friday of the month at 1 pm in the                        Friday, April 30, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
South Conference Room and is facili-                          First Church of the Nazarene
tated by Judy Starlight. Coffee Service                       3500 Sierra Madre Boulevard
will be provided. In April the members                        Cost: Free
will be reading:                                                                          Join us for a
                                                                                     day of education,
        Olive Kitteridge
                                                                                     enlightenment
        Elizabeth Strout
                                                                                     and enrichment.
    At times stern, at other times                                                   The day will                                       Pasadena Senior Center
patient, at times perceptive, at other                                               begin with the
times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge,                                               Keynote Address                        SAvE THE DATES:
a retired schoolteacher, deplores the                                                by Dr. Jerome
changes in her little town in Maine, and                        Dr. Jerome Lisk      Lisk, general neu-         Cinco de Mayo Celebration
in the world at large, but she doesn’t                                                                          Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00 pm
                                                              rologist/movement disorder specialist
always recognize the changes in those                                                                           $8 for members, $10 for non-members
                                                              at Huntington Hospital, Case Colina,
around her.                                                                                                         Join us for this festive South-of-
                                                              Las Encinas and City of Hope. Dr. Lisk’s
                                                                                                                the-Border celebration. We will serve an
     As the townspeople grapple with                          address is titled “Risk Factors, Treatment
                                                                                                                authentic Mexican menu of make-your-
their problems, mild and dire, Olive is                       and Prevention of Stroke”
                                                                                                                own-tostadas with all of the fixings and
brought to a deeper understanding of                                                                            entertainment will again feature the
                                                                   The keynote address will be fol-
herself and her life – sometimes pain-                                                                          multi-generational “Ballet Folklorico
                                                              lowed by a series of workshops by area
fully, but always with ruthless honesty.                                                                        Xotziquetzalli.” Reservations must be
                                                              professionals in the fields of Healthy
                                                              Living, Healthy Lifestyles, Housing               made by Wednesday, April 28.
Hospice Care:                                                 Opportunities, Brain Fitness, Care
Your Medicare Benefits                                        Giving, Benefit Options, Life and Dating          Memorial Day BBQ and Dance
Thursday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m.                              after 50, Financial Freedom, Rejoining            Monday, May 31 at 12:00 pm
Presented by Heartland Hospice Care                           the Workforce and lots more. On-site Tai          $8 for members, $10 for non-members
     Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a phi-                       Chi and Chair Aerobics sessions will get              Come celebrate with us the holiday
losophy of care. Hospice is a service                         you up and pumping, along with over               honoring our nation’s heroes. Our BBQ
dedicated to providing patients with                          60 vendors who will provide educa-                lunch will include hamburgers, hot
care wherever they consider home–in                           tional information and resources.                 dogs, salads, baked beans and ice cream.
the house they’ve owned for years or                               For more information and regis-              Remember those who gave their lives in
in a nursing or assisted living facility.                     tration, call (877) 926-8300 or visit             service to their country and dance to
Hospice is caregiving tailored to fit the                     www.conferenceonaging.eventbrite.                 the music of the Great American Swing
patient’s and family’s unique situation.                      com to register online.                           Band. Reservations must be made by
                                                                                                                Wednesday, May 26.


 Friday Movie Matinees                      Fridays at 1:30 p.m. • OSCAR NOMINEES:
 Join us at on Friday afternoons for the weekly matinee.      april 2                   april 9                 april 16                april 30
 Popcorn will be provided to the first 30 people. The         Precious: Based           An Education            The Last Station        Nine
 films are shown with closed captioning for the hearing       on the Novel Push         3 nominations           2 nominations           2 nominations
 impaired. Viewers are advised to consider the film ratings   by Sapphire               (2009) PG-13, 95 min.   (2009) R, 112 min.      (2009) PG-13, 110 min.
 which may be based on language, violence or sexual con-      6 nominations
 tent. Movies at the PSC are shown per an annual license
                                                                                        Genre: Drama            Genre: Biographies      Genre: Musical
                                                              (2009) R, 109 min.
 agreement from the Motion Picture Licensing Corpora-
 tion, #12421210.
                                                              Genre: Drama

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Crown City Symphony                               Senior Olympics                             We Just Called to Say We Care
Spring Concerts                                   volunteer Opportunities                          The Center’s Telephone Reassurance
Saturday, May 22 from 2–3 pm                      June 5 – 27                                 Program offers daily calls to elderly per-
Villa Parke Community Center                           The Senior Olympics Department is      sons at home to ensure their well being.
Sunday, May 23 from 2–3 pm                        looking for volunteers to work in a vari-   This service allows many seniors who
First Baptist Church                                                    ety of capacities     would normally require home care or
                                                                        both before and       other types of assisted living to stay in
                                                                        during the Games      their homes longer with the security
                                                                        in June. The suc-     that someone will be checking in on
                                                                        cess of the Games     them on a regular basis. If the phone is
                                                                        depends, in large     unanswered, an emergency procedure
                                                                        part, upon the        is implemented to check on the par-
                                                  diligent efforts of our volunteer corps.    ticipant’s safety and to send help if nec-
                                                  If you are interested, please contact the   essary. (This program is not to replace
                                                  following Volunteer Coordinators:           911.) Offered in English and Spanish.
                                                      Clerical and Special Events             If you or a loved one would like more
                                                      M.M. Rozell - (626) 685-6754            information on this great service, call
                                                                                              (626) 685-6733.
                                                      On-Site at Sporting Events
Hooray, Hooray, We’re 50 Today!
                                                      Barbara Hall – (626) 356-1803
Saturday, May 22,10 am – 1:30 pm
                                                      talley29bah@dslextreme.com
     The entire Pasadena community is                                                           Senior Curriculum
invited to join us on Saturday, May 22 as
                                                                                                Spring Term
we commemorate the 50th anniversary                                                             Continues through May 13
of the opening of the Pasadena Senior
                                                  No More Standing In Line                      Senior curriculum, an adult educa-
Center. It was on May 22, 1960 that rep-          DMv Has a Website Just for You!               tion program, is coordinated by many
                                                       Get the information and help you         of the top university professors and
resentatives from the City of Pasadena,                                                         experts in the area and focuses on
the Junior League and other community             need form the Department of Motor
                                                                                                understanding issues. The Spring
groups gathered on the lawn at 85 East            Vehicles (DMV) by visiting their web-         Term runs from Tuesday, march 23
Holly Street to officially open the doors         site. From there you can get informa-         through Thursday, may 13. classes
                                                  tion on how to;                               are held from 2—4 pm at the center.
to the seniors of the San Gabriel Valley.
We will browse down memory lane and                   •	 Schedule an appointment                                    TuESDAyS
celebrate how far we have come in the                 •	 Download a copy of the                                     Once More into
                                                                                                                    the World of
last 50 years.                                           “Senior Guide to Safe Driving”
                                                                                                                    Music
                                                      •	 Renew your driver license                                  coordinator:
    10–11:30 am: Class Samplings
                                                      •	 Order a disabled placard                                   Dr. alan
    11:45 am: Happy Birthday, PSC!                    •	 Find out about public transit                              chapman
    Honored guests include Mayor Bill                    and paratransit                                            composer/
    Bogaard, Senator Carol Liu and                                                                                  Lyricist,
                                                      •	 You can even register to vote                              morning host of
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.                                                             KUSc-Fm, Lecturer, Faculty member
                                                  Visit the website at www.dmv.ca.gov
    12:00 pm: A look at the performing talents                                                  - colburn conservatory
    of our members featuring Dorothy Kloss
                                                                                                THurSDAyS
    of the Palm Springs Follies. Dorothy is the                                                 People and Their Passions
    Center’s former Tap instructor and is the                                                   coordinator: helen Paxson
    oldest performing showgirl in the country.
                                                                                                Tuesday and Thursday $100
    Hot dogs, popcorn and, of course,                                                           Tuesday or Thursday $55
birthday cake will be served.                                                                   Individual Lectures - $9
                                                                                                For more information call
     Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, May 19                                                       cynthia at (626) 685-6724.
at the Welcome Desk or by calling (626)
795-4331.
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       SPOTLIGHT On CLASSES
Ballroom Dancing                                Perry Method. Daniel’s Ballroom Burn             Digital Photography Field Trips
Mondays (April 19 – June 21)                    classes and Private Lessons at the Rose          May 12, June 9 and July 7
from 11:15 – 12:15 pm                           City Ballroom are classes you don’t              from 2:00– 4:30 P    .M.
Cost: $50 for the 10 week program               want to miss.                                    Cost: TBA per field trip
     In the course of this exciting ten                                                               This field trip has been designed
week session students of all dance back-                                                         as an extension to the three week
grounds will learn a multitude of dances        Back to Basics:                                  Digital Photography class that is held
that are sure to impress. We will study         Drawing and Watercolor                                                   at the Center
classic ballroom dances such as the Waltz,      Thursdays (April 22 – June 24)                                           each month, but
Tango, and Foxtrot. Get ready to sizzle         from 9:00 – 11:30 am                                                     it is open to all
as we learn the Cha Cha, Rumba, and             Cost: $60 for the 10 week program                                        members of the
Salsa. Kick up your heels with the Swing             We all drew before we could write.                                  Pasadena Senior
and Hustle. The best thing about this           We painted as a form of pre-verbal com-                                  Center as well.
class is that it is designed with seniors       munication. As children we drew and                                      Photograph the
in mind. No dance experience or part-           painted with ease. Some of us continued                                  beauty of spring-
ner is required. If all you want to do is       and others forgot one of our first lan-                                  time and nature at
dance and have good time while learn-                                  guages. Using basic       an instructor-led field trip close to home!
ing, then this is the class for you. Not                               drawing materials         Grab your digital camera and enjoy a few
only will you be learning how to dance,                                and watercolors,          hours of fun and nature photography in
you’ll be among a group of people just                                 Back to Basics: Drawing   the beautiful setting of the L.A. County
like you ready to have a ball. Ballroom                                and Watercolor rein-      Arboretum in Arcadia. This photo excur-
dance offers something for everyone. To                                troduces newbie’s         sion will take place from approximately
find out what it will do for you come by                               and experienced           2:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May
the dance studio every Monday at 11:15                                 painters to one of        12, 2010. It will be led by the Digital
am. We can’t wait to see you there.                                    their first languages.    Photography instructor, Lynne Eodice.
                                                Students will learn basic drawing and
                        About the Instructor:                                                         The cost of this excursion is $29,
                                                watercolor techniques. Both new and
                        Daniel Coffman                                                           and will include admittance to the
                                                advanced students will be charged to
                        is an energetic                                                          Arboretum, photo instruction in
                                                use their skills to create innovative flow-
                        and fun DVIDA-                                                           the field, and a critique afterward.
                                                ing designs. The course will incorpo-
                        certified Dance                                                          Participants will meet at the Arboretum
                                                rate drawing, value studies, perspective,
                        Instructor who                                                           on the scheduled date. The destina-
                                                washes, and glazes, color theory using
                        specializes       in                                                     tions for the May and June field trips
                                                live studies, portraits and abstractions.
                        teaching a wide                                                          will be posted in the monthly newslet-
                                                Students will bring basic drawing and
                        range of skill lev-                                                      ter. For more information, contact Raul
                                                watercolor materials.
els. He is a recent graduate of Culver-                                                          Martinez at (626) 685-6706 or raulm@
Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.               About the Instructor: Dana Mayhew is         pasadenaseniorcenter.org
There he earned his Bachelors of Fine           a jewelry designer and artist. She started
                                                                                                      About the Instructor: Lynn Eodice is
Arts in Musical Theatre with an empha-          studying art at 50 years of age and has
                                                                                                 a free-lance photographer and is the
sis in Dance for the Stage. Moving to           been studying art for the last eight
                                                                                                 Managing Editor of Digital Photographer,
California was definitely the natural           years. She has had several shows in the
                                                                                                 a quarterly online photo magazine. She
progression to pursue his dream. His            Pasadena, Long Beach and Rancho Mirage
                                                                                                 is also author of Photos That Inspire, a
professional credits range from roles           areas. She is known for her vibrant color
                                                                                                 how-to photography book that’s illus-
in National Musicals to dancing for             palette. She loves the subtle nuances of
                                                                                                 trated with more than 200 magnifi-
the Walt Disney Corporation. Daniel’s           color, depth and volume that can be
                                                                                                 cent images. Lynne has exhibited her
training in dance comes from all over           achieved with pastels. Dana is eager to
                                                                                                 photographic prints at Kolb Studio and
the country. Having spent time train-           share this love with you. Students always
                                                                                                 the visitor’s center at the Grand Canyon
ing with Master classes and Colleges,           can contact Dana at dana@tdcdesigns.
                                                                                                 National Park in Arizona, at Occidental
Daniel has a very eclectic dance style          com with questions.
                                                                                                 College in LA and at venues throughout
that appeals to a variety of people. Rose                                                        the San Gabriel Valley.
City Ballroom at 915 S. Fair Oaks Ave
in Pasadena is where Daniel currently
teaches and trains under the Christian
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                        Pasadena Senior Center Spring 2010 Class Descriptions
ComPuTEr WorkSHoPS                               govern human movement. Learn to use                 Table Tennis Instructional and recre-
Beginners Two- and three-week work-              these principles to guide yourself into             ational play. $6, payable at the door.
shops designed for beginners cover the           kinesthetic lightness and more pleasur-             Instructor: Diego Schaaf
basics of Windows, Microsoft Word and            able movement. NOTE: Space limited
Excel. Instructors Don Chubbuck and Hank Tobin   to 6 students per class. Instructor: Barbara        Tai Chi Chuan is a traditional Chinese
                                                 Kaufman                                             martial art that combines Kung Fu (mar-
Advanced Beginners Two- and three-                                                                   tial arts/fighting) movements with Qi
week workshops designed to cover                 Chair Aerobics This course offers a com-            (energy) circulation, and breathing
advanced work with Word and Excel.               bination of low-impact and chair aero-              techniques. The training of Tai Chi Chuan
Instructors: Don Chubbuck and Hank Tobin         bics and the use of weights. Participants           includes the integration of body, energy
                                                 tone their muscles and increase flexibil-           and mind. Tai Chi Chuan was initially
Internet Training Are you new or almost          ity. Instructor: Lou Edwards.                       created as a form of martial art. However,
new to the online world? If so, come and                                                             Tai Chi Chuan training has continuously
meet our instructor, Dave Folz, of the           Chi Fitness A complete workout for                  demonstrated its ability to improve a
Internet Training Class. Several impor-          the body, mind and spirit. Restore your             practitioner’s physical and spiritual well-
tant online skills will be learned such as       health, and bring vital energy into your            ness. Tai Chi Chuan training is known to
browsing the internet, sending emails,           body through easy-to-follow ancient                 help lower high blood pressure, improve
learning to bank online and many more.           “Chi Kung” exercises that increase relax-           blood circulation, relieve stress, and
Students will also learn to manage spam,         ation, health and longevity. Instructor: Alice      improve balance and flexibility. Instructor:
viruses and other evils of the online            Gee-Lin Jue. NOTE: Space is limited to 18           Irene Yung
world. Prerequisite: Students must have          students per class. This class is FREE.
taken the beginning computer class or                                                                Beginning Tai Chi Chuan (Mondays/
equivalent. Instructor: Dave Folz                Pep Up Your Life Now there are two                  Thursdays 10:00 AM): This course dem-
                                                 classes and they are earlier (9:30–10:55            onstrates a shorter version of the tradi-
DAnCE                                            a.m. & 11:05 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) We hope               tional Yang Style 108 Tai Chi Chuan and
Tap (Beginners) Students will learn the          this change will give more members the              is for people with little or no prior expe-
art of tap dancing as first performed on         opportunity to exercise at the Center on            rience. By utilizing 24 sequences, instead
the silver screen. No previous experience        Saturdays. NOTE: Space is limited to 18             of 108 sequences, the course will enable
necessary. Instructor: Pam Kay                   students per class. This class is FREE.             beginners to grasp the basic concept and
                                                                                                     theory of Tai Chi. Students will develop
Tap (Intermediate) For students who              Pilates Pilates improves strength, flexibil-        fitness, coordination, and confidence
push the boundaries of various tap styles.       ity, balance and coordination in an effec-          in a loving, encouraging and relaxing
Instructor: Pam Kay                              tive mind and body workout. It is highly            atmosphere. Please note Monday classes
                                                 versatile for meeting the different needs           are designed for those who have no prior
ExErCiSE/FiTnESS                                 of everyone including those who are                 Tai Chi experience and are conducted at
Aerobics A comfortably-paced class for           deconditioned, pregnant, post-rehabili-             a slower pace than the Thursday classes.
the active older adult. Combines ton-            tation and seniors. The program focuses
ing for the arm and leg muscles with             on the core postural muscles which help             Beginning Tai Chi Chuan (Mondays
upper body stretches. This form of exer-         keep the body balanced and provide sup-             6PM); This evening class is held in the
cise aims to provide a complete workout          port for the spine. Pilates exercises teach         Dance Studio on Monday nights. Due to
while limiting the stress and strain on          awareness of breath and alignment of the            the size of the room, this class is limited
joints. Instructor: Lou Edwards                  spine, and strengthen the torso muscles.            to 10 students only. This class fills up
                                                 Instructor: Monica Blake                            quickly. If you expect to miss the first
The Alexander Technique Would you                                                                    class or two, please contact the instruc-
like to feel livelier, more balanced and         Strength Training This program is                   tor; registered students who miss the first
even think more clearly? Instructor              designed for your individual needs. A               two classes will be replaced by students
Barbara Kaufman helps students become            combination of strength training, cardio            on the waiting list. Please register early.
more self-aware and work on uncon-               and extensive work on Nautilus equip-
scious habits that get in the way of opti-       ment. Appointments for new participants             Yang Style 108 Tai Chi Chuan
mal functioning.The AlexanderTechnique           are required; call (626) 795-4331. This             (Mondays/Thursdays 9:00 to 10AM):
explains the underlying principles that          class started March 29. Instructor: Leslie Lollar   This course is for students that have prior
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experience with Tai Chi Chuan. Students        Digital Photography Made Fun & Easy             Three Easy Steps to Register:
will practice the traditional Yang Style       Learn about your digital camera and how         1. registration Form: complete one sign-up
108 on Mondays and Tai Chi Sword on            to shoot great photos in this introduc-         sheet for each individual participant. copies
Thursdays. Please check with Irene Yung        tory photography class taught by Lynne          of the sign-up sheet are acceptable.
                                                                                               2. Payment: make a check or money order
on the first day of class before signing up.   Eodice, a photo industry professional.          payable to the Pasadena Senior center.
                                               She‘ll demystify those dials and symbols        make sure your payment is attached to the
Total Body Workout This class, designed        on your camera and show you how to              sign-up sheet. (Visa, master card, american
for both men and women age 50+                 use them, as well as teaching photog-           Express and cash are also accepted.)
                                                                                               3. mail or Drop Off (Please do not mail cash):
includes aerobics, exercises for strength      raphy basics, lighting and composition.
(with and without weights), balance            Learn how to shoot great images and                Pasadena Senior center
                                                                                                  attn: class registration
and flexibility. The benefits are: improves    have fun doing it! Instructor: Lynn Eodice         85 East holly Street,
cardio-respiratory fitness, joint range of                                                        Pasadena, ca 91103
motion, weight management, increases           CreativeWriting If you have been think-         registration deadline is april 16. Late registra-
energy & endurance, builds muscular            ing about giving writing a try, join this       tion will only be accepted if space permits.
strength and improves balance. Instructor::    exciting class that will teach you how
Aurora Nordhausen                              to write in a variety of formats–poetry,        Note: Current membership is required.
                                                                                               Registration is required before participation.
                                               articles, travelogues and much more.
                                                                                               The Center reserves the right to cancel or combine
Yoga Yoga is valuable for everyone: the        Instructor: Mira Mataric. NOTE: Class will      classes with insufficient registration.
young, the old, beginners and advanced         resume for Summer Session.
practitioners. Each student proceeds at his                                                    refunds
or her own pace. Iyengar Yoga emphasis         Back to Basics: Drawing & Watercolor –          refunds must be requested in writing and
                                                                                               submitted on the center’s refund request
is on the precise alignment of the body        See page 7.                                     Form. The form is available at the Welcome
in the asanas (poses) and for the care-                                                        Desk. 100% refund will be issued if the
ful sequencing and timings of the asanas.      Drawing and Brush Painting: This two-           class is closed or cancelled by the Senior
Instructor: Margie Rosenblum                   hour class is for people who love to            center. 100% refund (less $5 service
                                                                                               charge) if a refund request is received at
                                               express themselves in art. We will enjoy        least three working days prior to the start of
HoBBiES                                        both drawing and brush painting. If you         the class. 50% refund if a refund request
Ballroom Dancing – See Page 7.                 would like to return to art, this may be        is received prior to the second meeting of
                                               the class for you. We have a peaceful pro-      class. No refunds will be issued after the
                                               ductive atmosphere where the philoso-           second meeting. Please allow 20 days for
The Art and Fun of Sewing Come                                                                 refunds to be processed.
and discover the fun of sewing in this         phy is “It’s the process and not the prod-
redesigned course. The fundamentals            uct.” Instructor: Saki Naydo                    Photos
                                                                                               From time to time, pictures and videos of
of mending clothes, as well as more                                                            programs will be taken to be used for pro-
advanced sewing techniques will be             English Conversation: This English as a
                                                                                               motional purposes. Please let the photogra-
taught. Students of all levels are welcome.    Second Language course is for individu-         pher know if you don’t want to be included.
The class runs from 9:30 am–12:30 pm;          als seeking to learn and practice the lan-
students then have an additional 3 hours       guage. Instructor Mark Manz. NOTE: Space is     scholarships
                                               limited to 18 students. This class is FREE.     Scholarships for low-income seniors are
to complete projects without instructor                                                        available on a limited basis. If interested,
supervision. Instructor: Marilyn Zammit                                                        please ask for information and an applica-
                                               Play Bridge with Claudia Find out why           tion at the Welcome Desk.
All That Jazz Many members of the              Bridge is one of the most popular card
                                               games in America. Join in and have fun          Physical activity and insurance
Pasadena Senior Center have been asking                                                        By their very nature, some programs involve
about having a Jazz class; well, the time is   playing organized Bridge with players of
                                                                                               substantial physical exertion, emotional
here. Instructors Mack and Kitajima will       all experience levels. $5, payable at the       stress, and/or use of equipment which
transport you to the history of Jazz from      door. Instructor: Claudia Elmes                 represent a certain risk to users. It is your
its beginnings in the early 20th century                                                       responsibility to check with your physician
                                               Spanish I & II It is never too late to learn    prior to participation in these types of activi-
through the 1960s. They will focus on                                                          ties. The center does not provide medical
the lives and music of the most celebrated     Spanish. For beginners, we offer “See           insurance coverage for injuries sustained
and influential jazz players through lec-      it and Say it in Spanish.” Intermediate         while participating in center-sponsored
tures, discussion and of course by listen-     students can continue to learn through          activities and events. Each participant must
                                                                                               assume responsibility for medical bills
ing and watching DVDs. This class is lim-      a fun method called “Destinos,” a soap          incurred from personal injury while partici-
ited to the first 12 students that register    opera following a Spanish family. Instructor:   pating in an activity or event.
and pay the $10 fee for the 8-week ses-        Mireille Durieux-Day
sion. Instructors: Art Mack & Leo Kitajima

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                         Pasadena Senior Center • Spring 2010 Program Sign-Up Sheet

Name: ____________________________Phone: (                       ) _________________Email:____________________

Address: ______________________________ City/Zip:_________________________________________

                                                                                           # of     Beginning     Cost
                     Program                           Time              Instructor                               (please
                                                                                         Sessions     Date
                                                                                                                   circle)

 Computers
     Beginners Workshops                          Mon, Wed & Fri
        April 5–16                                   9 – 11 am            Chubbuck          6          4/5         $40
        May 3–14                                     9 – 11 am            Chubbuck          6          5/3         $40
        May 31–June 11                               9 – 11 am            Chubbuck          6         5/31         $40
     Advanced Beginners Workshops                 Mon, Wed & Fri
        April 19–30                                  9 – 11 am            Chubbuck          6         4/19         $40
        May 17–28                                    9 – 11 am            Chubbuck          6         5/17         $40
        June 14–25                                   9 – 11 am            Chubbuck          6         6/14         $40
     Beginners Workshops                           Tues & Thurs
        April 6–22                                   2 – 4 pm                Tobin          6          4/6         $40
        June 8–24                                    2 – 4 pm                Tobin          6          6/8         $40
     Advanced Beginners Workshops                  Tues & Thurs
        April 27–May13                                2–4 pm                 Tobin          6         4/27         $40
     Internet Training                              Wednesday
        April 21–28                                  2 – 4 pm                Folz           2         4/21         $20
        May 5–12                                     2 – 4 pm                Folz           2          5/5         $20
        June 2–9                                     2 – 4 pm                Folz           2          6/2         $20
 Hobbies & Special Interests
     Drawing & Brush Painting                   Tues 10 am – 12 pm          Naydo           8         4/20         $50
     Back to Basics: Drawing & Watercolor     Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 am     Mayhew           10        4/22         $60
     Ballroom Dancing                         Mon. 11:15 am–12:15 pm       Coffman          10        4/19         $50
     Digital Photography Made Fun & Easy            Wednesday
        April 21–May 5                               2 – 4 pm               Eodice          3         4/21         $68
        May 19–June 2                                2 – 4 pm               Eodice          3         5/19         $68
        June 16–30                                   2 – 4 pm               Eodice          3         6/16         $68
     Digital Photography Field Trips
        May 12                                       2–4:30 pm              Eodice          1         5/12         $29
        June 9                                       2–4:30 pm              Eodice          1          6/9         TBA
        July 7                                       2–4:30 pm              Eodice          1          7/7         TBA
     English Conversation                        Friday 1 – 2:30 pm         Manz            10        4/16      Membership
     All that Jazz                            Saturday 10:30 am–12 pm    Mack/Kitajima      8         4/24         $10
     Play Bridge with Claudia (pay at door)       Friday 1 – 4 pm           Elmes         ongoing    ongoing     $5/class
     Spanish I Beginners                         Monday 1–2:30 pm        Durieux-Day        10        4/19         $50
     Spanish II Intermediate                     Monday 2:30–4 pm        Durieux-Day        10        4/19         $50
     The Alexander Technique                  Wednesday 1 – 2:15 pm        Kaufman          10        4/21         $60
     The Alexander Technique                  Wednesday 6 – 7:15 pm        Kaufman          10        4/21         $60
     The Alexander Technique                    Thursday 1 – 2:30 pm       Kaufman          10        4/22         $60
     The Art and Fun of Sewing                 Mon 9:30 am – 3:30 pm       Zammitt          10        4/19         $85



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                                                                                                                Cost
                                                                                                 Beginning
                                                 Time              Instructor    # of sessions                (please
                                                                                                   date
                                                                                                               circle)

 Dance
 Tap - Beginners                       Fri 11:30 am – 12:30 pm        Kay          ongoing        ongoing     $5/class
 Tap - Beginners                         Sun 9:30 – 10:30 am          Kay          ongoing        ongoing    payable at
 Tap - Intermediate                    Tues 11:30 am – 12:30 pm       Kay          ongoing        ongoing       door

Exercise/Fitness
 Aerobics                                   Tues 3 – 4 pm          Edwards            10           4/20          $45
 Aerobics                                   Thurs 3 – 4 pm         Edwards            10           4/22          $45
 Chair Aerobics                          Wed 9:30 – 10:15 am       Edwards            10           4/21          $45
 Chair Aerobics                           Fri 9:30 – 10:15 am      Edwards            10           4/23          $45
 Pilates                                 Tues 9:00–10:00 am          Blake            10           4/20          $45
 Pilates                                    Tues 6 – 7 pm            Blake            10           4/20          $45
 Chi Fitness                            Wed 10:30 – 11:30 am      Gee-Lin Jue         10           4/21      Membership
 Pep Up Your Life
    Beginners 1                          Sat 9:30 – 10:55 am      Cal State LA        10           4/10      Membership
    Beginners 2                        Sat 11:05 am – 12:30 pm    Cal State LA        10           4/10      Membership
 Strength Training                       Mon, Thurs 9 – 10 am        Lollar           20           3/29          $80
 Strength Training                      Mon, Thurs 10 – 11 am        Lollar           20           3/29          $80
 Strength Training                       Tues, Thurs 5 – 6 pm        Lollar           20           3/30          $80
 Yang Style 108 Tai Chi Chuan          Mon, Thurs 9:00–10:00 am      Yung           10/20          4/19       $45/90
 Beginner Tai Chi                        Mon, Thurs 10 – 11 am       Yung             10           4/19       $45/90
 Beginner Tai Chi                            Mon 6 –7 pm             Yung             10           4/19          $45
 Table Tennis (pay at door)              Tues, Thurs 5 – 9 pm       Schaaf         ongoing        ongoing     $6/class
 Total Body Workout                          Wed. 6–7 pm            Aurora            10           4/21          $45
 Yoga                                     Wed 9 – 10:30 am        Rosenblum           10           4/21          $45

                     TOTAL ENCLOSED




                     REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
                       (After deadline, check with class instructor for availability)
                    Classes and workshops may have maximum and minimum enrollment limits.
                            All members are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.
                   Classes may be cancelled if the minimum number is not met by deadline date.

  Check Enclosed
To Pay by Credit Card:          Visa            MasterCard        American Express
Card# ________________________________________ Amount $___________ V-Code: ___________

Name as it appears on card: ________________________________                     Expiration Date: _____________

Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________
                                   Pasadena Senior Center Office Use Only
Check # ____________            Date Received: ________________                            Cash: _____________

Staff Name: ________________________________                                     Refund: __________________

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“Out & About” The Town
                                                 Class Tasting
 arts & crafts ceramics by clara: Wednesdays     Monday, april 12 and tuesday, april 13 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
 at 8:30 a.m. at Villa Parke community
 center. contact: clara Johnson, (626)
                                                     This Spring Session (April 19–June 26) the Senior Center will provide mem-
 243-8045                                        bers an opportunity to sample many of our popular classes at no charge.
 Bowling League: Bowling Square,                     This is the opportunity that you have been waiting for to take one of the
 Wednesdays at 1:00 P .m., $7 for 3
                             .00                 many fitness courses, learn a new language or pursue a new hobby. Come and
 games. call (626) 445-3160                      meet our instructors, learn more about the courses and try them out. Sample
 ceramics: Tuesdays at noon at Jackie            classes will last 30 minutes.
 robinson center. contact: KT Boyce, (818)
 957-2286                                        monday, April 12, 2010
 chair aerobics: Tuesdays and Thursdays          class                                    Location              time
 at 10:30 a.m. at Jackie robinson center.        Beginner Tai Chi                         West Pavilion          9:00–9:30 am
 contact: Lou Edwards, (626) 795-5199
                                                 Yang Style 108 Tai Chi                   West Pavilion          9:30–10:00 am
 craft specialties: Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.       The Alexander Technique                  West Pavilion         10:00–10:30 am
 at Jackie robinson center. contact: clara       Yoga (Iyengar)                           West Pavilion         10:30–11 :00 am
 Johnson, (626) 243-8045
                                                 Spanish I and II                         Community Room        10:30–11 :00 am
 fitness & sports aquatics: Daily at aaF rose
                                                 Computer/ Beginners                      Computer Lab          11:00–11:30 am
 Bowl aquatics center. contact: Kathy
 Schmitt, (626) 564-0330 x409                    The Art and Fun of Sewing                Cliff Benedict Room   11:00–11:30 am
                                                 Ballroom Dancing                         Dance Studio          11:00–11:30 am
 Lawn Bowling: mondays, Wednesdays,
 Fridays and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. at           Total Body Workout                       West Pavilion         11:30–noon
 central Park. call (626) 578-9165               Computer/Advanced Beginners              Computer Lab          11:30–noon

 Low impact aerobics: mondays, Wednesdays
 and Fridays at 8:00 a.m. at Victory Park.       Tuesday, April 13, 2010
                                                 class                                   Location               time
 Men’s Basketball: Tuesdays from 1 P .m. to
 3:00 P.m. at Victory Park. contact: mike        Pilates                                 West Pavilion           9:00–9:30 am
 Plesset, (626) 287-7946
                                                 All that Jazz                           S. Conference Room      9:30–10:00 am
 roving archers: Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. at       Yoga                                    West Pavilion           9:30–10:00 am
 Lower arroyo Park. call (626) 577-7252          Back to Basics: Drawing & Watercolor    Cliff Benedict Room    10:00–10:30 am
 senior Boot camp: Saturdays from                Drawing and Brush Painting              Cliff Benedict Room    10:30–11:00 am
 9:00–10:00 a.m. at Washington Park              Digital Photography Made Fun & Easy     Cliff Benedict Room    11:00–11:30 am
 (southwest area on El molino, just south
                                                 Internet Class                          Computer Lab           11:30–noon
 of Washington). contact: Pamela Kirkland
 (213) 308-5576.

 shuffleboard: mondays, Wednesdays and
 Fridays at 9:00 a.m. at the highland Park
 Senior center. contact: John and Barbara
 Irigoyen, (626) 795-9874

 softball–coed: mondays and Thursdays
 at 8:30 a.m. at Farnsworth and arcadia
 county parks. contact: marge mayotte-
 hirn, (626) 377-5631

 t’ai chi: Thursdays at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
 at Victory Park. contact: Dede Nardino,
 (818) 566-6538

 Walker’s club of Los angeles: race Walking
 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 P   .m.
 and Sundays at 7 a.m. at the rose Bowl.
 contact: helen Oakley, (626) 792-4573

 Yoga: Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. at Victory Park.
 contact: David Stecker, (626) 791-9440

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       ACTIvITIES AT THE CEnTER
asian club: 2nd Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. club      open Line dancing: If Line Dancing is your      scrabble club: Open play with players of all
captain: Vera Xu, (626) 405-8857                thing, then come on over and join this en-      experience levels. Fridays at 1:00 P.m.
                                                ergetic group. This is a free activity and is
Billiards: Open daily during center hours.      open to all our members. Tuesdays and           senior advocacy council: The Senior advocacy
Tournaments on t1st Saturday at 10 a.m.         Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.                         council of Pasadena meets the 2nd Friday of
                                                                                                the month at 1:00 P   .m. at the center. Sac
Bridge: Join in on the fun, and learn why       Painting club: anyone interested in painting    is an independent, non-partisan organiza-
Bridge is one of the most popular games.        with a group in the medium of your choos-       tion, working to promote the well-being of
mondays at noon.                                ing is welcome to attend. Gather at the         californians 55+ in all ways, but especially in
                                                center the first two Saturdays of the month     matters of public policy.
clara’s craft club: come and chat and work
                                                to paint together and share ideas from 10:00
on our craft project with clara Johnson. If                                                     sing-along Music: come and sing your heart
                                                a.m. to 2:00 P  .m. Bring your own supplies
you would like to have lunch at the center                                                      out! Tuesday afternoon from 12:00–2:00
                                                and lunch. call Team Leader Joan Elion to
on that day, call (626) 685-6751 one day in                                                     P.m. under the direction of al, “The music
                                                express your interest, (626) 683-1203.
advance to make a reservation                                                                   man. ”
                                                Poker club: Enjoy playing card games? Then
computer Lab: Open mondays and Fridays,                                                         story telling: come, gather and listen to sto-
                                                join this group on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
2:00–4:00 P.m.                                                                                  ries of other places and times...some sto-
                                                at 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                                ries are true and others fantasy. Discover
early Morning Jam: Everybody knows that
                                                Potpourri of crafts: members of this group      your own stories untold and perhaps share
host Gwen Girvin is a woman of many
                                                use various mediums such as paper, acrylic,     them. Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
talents, so if you know that, why you don’t
                                                paint and clay for their artful projects.
join her every Thursday and sing, dance,                                                        table tennis: Wednesdays at 1:30 P.m. all
                                                Tuesdays at 1:00 P  .m.
play an instrument or just listen and have                                                      are welcome, beginner to experts. $2.00
a good time. all musicians and singers          salsa dancing: The only rules for this activ-   per session.
are welcome. Don’ t forget to bring your        ity are to come with lots of energy and be
instrument or your favorite list of tunes.      ready for fun! Tuesdays from 10–11 a.m.
Thursdays at 9:30am.

encore cafe tV Production: This television
program is made for seniors by seniors.
Starting this month this group will air one
                                                 club                    captain                 telephone         schedule
of their award-winning shows at l p.m.
before the start of our Friday movie mati-       Asian Club              Vera Xu                 (626) 405-8857    2nd Tuesday at 11:30 A.M.
nee.. Enjoy the work of your peers along         Billiards Tournament    George Heussenstamm     (818) 248-0537    1st Saturday at 10:00 A.M.
with your popcorn. april l3: Guide Dogs
                                                 Book Club               Judy Starlight          (626) 685-6706    4th Friday at 1:00 P.M.
of america, Part II, hosted by Don Tyre of
Encore cafe TV. Join the team on Tuesdays        Bridge                  --                      (626) 685-6706    Mondays at noon
at 10 am.                                        Clara’s Craft Club      Clara Johnson           (626) 243-8045    Fridays at 9:00 A.M.

Grocery Bingo: This group has been playing       Gourmet Dinner          Margaret Lawson         (626) 794-5858    3rd Tuesday at 5:00 P.M.
Bingo for over ten years! You are invited to     Grocery Bingo           Eleanor Towler          (626) 793-4146    Wednesdays at 1:00 P.M.
come and join in the fun. Wednesdays at          Early Morning Jam       Gwen Girvin             (626) 287-2452    Thursdays at 9:30 A.M.
1:00 P.m.
                                                 Encore Café             -                       -                 Tuesdays at 10 A.M.
Latino club: come and make new friends           Latino Club             Violeta Lopez           (562) 201-2526    Tues/Thurs at 10:30 A.M.
                        ”
while you play “lotería. Tuesdays and
                                                 Needle Arts             BJ Paiz                 (626) 795-7419    Tuesdays at 9:00 A.M.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
                                                 Open Line Dancing       Elina Wong              (626) 391-6551     Tues & Thurs at 11 A.M.
Library: Open monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to
                                                 Painting                Joan Elion              (626) 683-1203    1st & 2nd Sat. at 10:00 A.M.
4:00 P .m. Stop in and visit. We now have
two Pcs for online browsing.                     Potpourri of Crafts     Mercedes Campos         (626) 351-8704    Tuesdays at 1:00 P.M.
                                                 Poker                   -                       -                 Tues. & Wed. at 10:00 A.M.
Needle arts: The Needle arts group is dis-
playing the results of their creative efforts    Salsa Dance             Maureen Kwasizur        (562) 201-2526    Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M.
in the glass cases in the Fireplace Lounge.      Scrabble                -                       (626) 685-6706    Fridays at 1:00 P.M.
This group, consisting of men and women,         Sing Along Music        Al Broers               (626) 578-1673    Tuesdays at 12:00 P.M.
gather to enjoy stitching and sharing sto-
ries. There is always a light hearted tone       Story Telling           Wanna Zinsmaster        (626) 685-6706    Fridays at 11 A.M.
to the get together. Each person works on        Travelers               Bill Siefke             (626) 578-1161    4th Wed. at 10:30 A.M.
their own crafts and help is always available
one on one. Please take a minute and view
all the crafts. Tuesdays at 9am.


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       OuTREACH SERvICES
Outreach Services are free, unless otherwise noted. To learn more, or make an appointment, call (626) 795-4331.


asian senior advocacy addresses immi-            seniors 50 years or older who reside in         reliable convenient notary? Now you can
gration issues, including paperwork and          Pasadena on Tuesday or Thursday at 10           notarize all your important documents at
advocacy calls. representative Vera Xu is        a.m. If you would like to have a volunteer      the center for free if you are 50 years
available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays        visit you or are interested in becoming a       or older and reside in Pasadena. For an
from 9 a.m. to noon. For an appointment,         Friendly Visitor, contact us. also offered in   appointment, call (626) 685-6755.
contact us.                                      Spanish.
                                                                                                 Podiatry clinical care provides on-site foot
Braille institute offers two programs.           Health insurance counseling and advocacy        health assessment and treatment ser-
Braille class meets Thursdays at noon in         Program Do you have questions about             vices, including diabetic care. There is a
the cliff Benedict room. Low vision and          medicare, medigap, medicare advantage           $35 fee for service or medicare billing is
non-sighted seniors learn basic living skills.   plans or medicare Part D (prescription drug     available. contact us for an appointment.
Braille Low Vision Screenings are available      coverage)? hIcaP is at the center the 1st
the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9 a.m.        and 3rd Friday of the month.call for an         Postal alert Program is a free service avail-
to 3 p.m. Screenings require an appoint-         appointment.                                    able to seniors 50 or older and disabled
ment and a doctor’s referral. contact us                                                         persons residing in Pasadena. This
for an appointment.                              Hearing impaired support Group for people       program checks on the welfare of individu-
                                                 with hearing loss and their families.           als by monitoring their mail pick up. (626)
Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose screenings        Offered in 4-week sessions with a maxi-         685-6732.
Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screen-           mum of 6 people per session. For more
ings are available from 9am-11am the             information or to enroll call (626) 685-        rediscovering Hope for those who are
3rd Friday of the month by a community           6755.                                           grieving a death of a loved one. meets
Outreach rN from huntington hospital.                                                            Thursdays at 3 p.m.
Two hour fasting is recommended for the          Home tea Program is available to home-
Glucose Screening. If you have any ques-         bound seniors 50 years or older residing        s.H.o.P. is available to seniors who need
tions, please call                               in Pasadena. receive an inspirational card      assistance with grocery shopping. Volun-
(626) 685-6755.                                  along with tea each month. If you would         teers shop and make deliveries on Thurs-
                                                 like to have tea on us, call (626) 685-6733.    days. The fee for the service is 10% of the
caregivers support Group meets Wednes-           Offered in 4-week sessions with a maxi-         total grocery bill with a $2 minimum.
days at 1 p.m. in the community room.            mum of 6 people per session. For more
Family members and friends of seniors            information or to enroll call (626) 685-6755    taxi Vouchers are available to seniors 60
with dementia or alzheimer’s disease are                                                         or older who reside in Pasadena. They are
encouraged to participate. call rebecca at       Housing services are provided through the       issued on the 2nd Friday of the month at
(626) 577-8480 ext. 126.                         housing rights center. For assistance, call     9 a.m. at the PSc on a first-come, first-
                                                                .
                                                 (800) 477-5977 The walk-in clinic is located    served basis.
diabetes support Learn new techniques to         at 1020 N. Fair Oaks ave, Pasadena (626)
decrease your chances of complications.          791-0211.                                       telephone reassurance offers daily calls to
For more information or to enroll, call                                                          home bound seniors. call (626) 685-6755
(626) 685-6755.                                  improving Your Memory support Group             to be placed on the call list or to volunteer.
                                                 aims to reverse mental aging and restore        also offered in Spanish.
fall Prevention provides free home safety        memory. Offered in 4-week sessions with
check-ups to seniors 65 and older. For an        a maximum of 6 people per session. For
appointment, call (626) 685-6727 .               more information or to enroll call (626)        to Locate caregivers (tLc) is offered mon-
                                                 685-6755.                                       day through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1
food distribution Program is now accepting                                                       p.m. (626) 685-6701
applications from new members. If you            Legal services are provided by the Pasa-
are a senior 60 years or older and meet          dena Bar association. Free legal counsel-       Visionaires meets at 1 p.m. on the 1st and
income guidelines, you will receive the          ing is available to qualified low-income        3rd Thursday of the month in the com-
food the same day. You must provide your         seniors. For eligibility and appointments,      munity room. Virginia Swanson leads this
california ID or Driver License and income       contact us.                                     selfhelp support group for the visually
statements. The food distribution program                                                        challenged. (626) 794-6541
is held the 1st Friday of the month at 9         Mediation and dispute resolution is provided
a.m. For more information, call Tonjia at        by the Pasadena Bar association on the
(626) 685-6755.                                  2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 10
                                                 a.m. For an appointment, please call us at
friendly reader (Homebound service) is           (626) 795-4331.
offered by the Pasadena Public Library.
Seniors who are unable to visit the library
in person can call christine at (626) 744-
7076 to arrange for book delivery.               Notary service is offered on the 4th Tues-
friendly Visitors check in on homebound          day of the month at 11 a.m. Need to find a

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Chancellor Place
  of Pasadena
ASSISTED RETIREMENT LIVING
 Providing Quality Long Term Care Services
        990 East Del Mar Boulevard
         Pasadena, California 91106
              (626) 577-0215




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     Pasadena Senior Center
     (626) 795-4331                 akila Gibbs                                Center Hours
     Fax: (626)577-4235             Executive Director
                                    (626) 685-6703                             monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
     www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
                                    akilaG@pasadenaseniorcenter.org                 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
                                    alan Barasorda                                    Sunday 8:00 a.m.–noon
                                    Director of Finance
                                    (626) 685-6723
                                    alanB@pasadenaseniorcenter.org             Center office Hours
                                                                               monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
                                    Tonjia Barnes
                                    Director of client Services and Outreach        Saturday 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
                                    (626) 685-6755                                    Sunday cLOSED
                                    TonjiaB@pasadenaseniorcenter.org

                                    Elaine Fleming                             Sy Graff Fitness Center Hours
                                    Director of Development
                                    (626) 685-6730                                   monday 11:15 a.m.–7:00 p.m
                                    ElaineF@pasadenaseniorcenter.org                 Tuesday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
                                    raul martinez                                 Wednesday 8:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.
                                    Director of Programs & Operations               Thursday 11:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
                                    (626) 685-6706
                                    raulm@pasadenaseniorcenter.org
                                                                                       Friday 8:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                    Saturday 8:30 a.m.–noon
                                    cynthia rosedale
                                                                                      Sunday 8:30 a.m.– noon
                                    Director of Events & Senior Olympics
                                    (626) 685-6724
                                    cynthiar@pasadenaseniorcenter.org




Pasadena Senior Center
85 East Holly Street                                                                                 Non-Profit Org.
Pasadena, CA 91103                                                                                   U.S. POSTAgE
                                                                                                          PAID
                                                                                                      Pasadena, CA
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